SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Congrats to all the SDN folks who matched!!! To those who did not, GOOD LUCK as you proceed with whatever path you choose moving forward for the next upcoming round(s). Our department was like a frakkin' ghost town yesterday apparently. No one spoke of match unless it was in hushed whispers, so there were no happy thoughts for those few who did match. (Hell, we were off-campus at an event, and people still spoke in low voices.) 50% matched in our uni-PhD program. Not the expected outcome since we had a 100% match rate the past few years. And not particularly happy thoughts since our APA accreditation is up for review this year. In the meantime, the remaining folks aren't very optimistic (and not being helped by our department) as there are "very few APA-accredited sites remaining that are up to our training expectations." We're required to completed an APA-accredited site, so no APA, no match. How likely is that . . . ? And then I found it somewhat amusing (not really), when I hear some of our junior students in the program talking about the whole ordeal. "So what, it's just another year that they have to wait around." "What's the likelihood that they wouldn't match two years in a row? It just doesn't happen . . . " Are these people really that naive? Or do they intentionally have their heads stuck in the proverbial hole in the ground? I don't think any of them have yet to think about how those 50% sticking around for another year will affect our (already crappy) assistantship/practicum situation. Knowing our department, they will likely want to "do what they can" to help those students be even more competitive next year by giving away the few clinical spots we have to those applicants--even though they've already had more than their fair share of clinical opportunities. This will then have the effect of preventing some students who are attempting to apply for internship for the first time and some students who have yet to have their first practicum opportunities (who should be in line for one) the possibility of having any practicum next year. These students are then delayed in their training. The whole situation sucks a big one, and I only foresee it getting worse.